what to say when someone dies

what to say when someone dies condolences in islam

This is What to say when someone dies, Inna Lillahi Wa Inna Ilayhi Raji’un (Arabic: إِنَّا لِلّهِ وَإِنَّـا إِلَيْهِ رَاجِعُونَ‎) is a part of a Quranic verse that translates to “We belong to Allah and we will return to Allah.” This phrase is commonly recited by Muslims when a person experiences a tragedy of life, especially after hearing of the death of a person. The sentence can also be recited in situations involving any risk.

Muslims believe in the uniqueness of God and that only God gives and takes away, sometimes to put humanity to the test. Therefore, Muslims submit to Allah and are grateful to Allah for all they receive.

Abu Sinan said: “I buried my son Sinan and Abu Talhah Al-Khawlani was sitting on the edge of the pit. When I wanted to leave, he took my hand and said: ‘ I will not tell you any good news O Abu Sinan I said, ‘Sure.’ He said: ‘Ad-Dahhak bin Abdur-Rahman bin Arzab told me, from Abu Musa Al-Ash’ari: “The Messenger of God said,” When a servant’s child is dead, God said to the angels: “Have you taken the fruits of his labor.” They answer, “Yes.” Then he said, “What did my servant say?” They answer, “He has congratulated you and has given you says that it is the return. “Then God said,” Build a house in heaven for my servant and call it ‘the house of praise. [Jami` at-Tirmidhi 1021, Book 10, Hadith 57]

A brief grammatical overview of the sentence is presented below: [6]

inna lillahi wa in allah-e-rajioon in arabic

‘Innā: means indeed us or really us. “NInnā” is a contraction of ‘Inna-nā. The first part means in the truth, the last part us. As the Arabic language tends to simplification, it is written in innā, with only one nūn and shadda for stress.

Li-llāhi: “Li” is a ḥarfu jar (preposition) meaning “to” or “is for” and is used as a type of possessive affair. “A Laka’akhun” (where “the” is identical to “li”) means “is for you a brother?” Or “do you have a brother?” Here, “lillāhi” means “belongs to God” or “are for God” (it is also because of “li” that “Allah” (kasra) takes kasra).

Wa: Wa means “and”.

‘Innā: See above.

Ilay-hi: In two parts, it means “to Him”. “Laylay” is actually a form of “ila” (a preposition), which means “to”. A grammatically similar sentence is “dhahabtu ‘il masjidin” (“I went to a mosque”). “Hi” is actually “hu”, the possessive pronoun in the third person (which means his), and takes kasra because of “ila”.

Rāji’ūn: This is a form of raja’a, “return” (the “” represents the letter ain, which is expressed with a tight throat). “Rāji'” is an adjective noun / form, which means “a person who comes back.” The suffix “-ūn” in the plural (so it refers to three or more people). “Rāji’ūn” therefore basically means “returns”, or better “those who come back”.

Taken together, the sentence can be translated as “We indeed belong to God and we really return to him”.

what to say upon hearing of a death for non-Muslims

Similar statements in the Bible
“For you are dust, and you will return to the dust.” Genesis 3:19
“The LORD has given, and the LORD has taken away, blessed be the name of the LORD.” Job 1:21
“You put the man to dust and say,” Come back, children of man! “.” Psalm 90: 3
The complete verse is 156.

Islamic Dua for the death anniversary

Inna lillahi wa inna ilayhi raji’oon. May Allah give them an easy and pleasant journey and shower blessings on his/her grave. Ameen.

It is a Sunnah to say: Azh Zhama Allahu Ajrakum (may Allah increase your reward) عظم الله أجركم because you have lost an expensive person and yet you are patient, self-control … etc
It’s nice to say Inna Lillahi Wa Inna Ilaihi Raajioon, but usually, you say it when you hear someone dies. parents and friends say it when they hear about their death.

What do u say when someone dies?

  • a lot of people say..don’t cry and be strong
  • I say..grieve as you wish and cry and make Duas as you cry
  • in a family ..each sibling will react differently…we did
  • each person must deal with a parents death in their own way
  • undue pressure to be strong etc. I believe is inappropriate
  • psychologically crying is good for you


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